Mitch Dansky, a 2012 UConn graduate and a former swimming student-athlete, is in first season as an assistant coach. Dansky spent the summer of 2012 coaching at the Southern Methodist University swim camp, where he assisted in developing athletes' swimming abilities and creating dry land.
Dansky also has experience coaching with the Greenwood Memorial Swim Club (Gardner, Mass.), where he assisted in coaching the age group team as well as the national team which included three athletes who competed at the 2012 Olympic Trials.
After his swimming career, Dansky spent the rest of his senior year as an intern with the UConn men's and women's swimming and diving teams as he assisted with the spring practices.
Dansky was a BIG EAST finalist in all four years in the 1650-yard freestyle and was elected team captain his senior year. A BIG EAST All-Academic pick, Dansky still holds spots in the schools' top 10 times in the 1650-yard and 500-yard freestyle and the 400-yard IM.
A native of Winchendon, Mass., Dansky earned his bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in political science.